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MT5515: BASIC RESEARCH METHODS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:32


Course Overview

This course reviews a range of essential methodologies that are currently used in medical research from molecular technologies to human studies.  Experts in the various techniques will describe the fundamentals of the methodology and show how they can be applied.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nimesh Mody

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • One of MRes Drug Discovery or MSc Clinical Pharmacology or MSc Drug Discovery and Development or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of state of the art technology used in Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery research. It will introduce the key aspects involved in designing a research project, the fundamentals of a range of currently used technologies and an introduction to basic epidemiology. Students will have the opportunity to experience how some of these basic research methods can be applied to clinical diagnoses and inform patient management.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week32
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week33
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 30
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 31 - 32, 34 - 35, 39
  • 1 Workshop during University week34

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 12
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks

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Essay

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Lab Book

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Practical Report

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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 13
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalysepresent scientific data in a rationale way
ProceduralEvaluateJudge relevance of results, perform clinical diagnoses and patient management based on application of research methods and published literature.
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate research methods and technologies used by other research scientists. Determine relevance of results.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and summarize fundamentals of a range technologies and methodologies
FactualEvaluateinterpret and evaluate research data

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